Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic

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The Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) is the lower house of the Dominican Republic's bicameral National Congress. The upper house is the Senate.

It currently comprises 190 deputies (178, by province, 5 National and 7 Overseas) who are elected for four-year terms. Congressional elections was held in even numbered years not divisible by four till 2010. This year the Dominican authorities decided to unify presidential and parliamentary elections for reduce logistic cost, the next elections will take place in May 2016 and every four years after these.

Deputies are elected by open list proportional representation (D'Hondt method). Provinces are divided in Circuncriptions, with one deputy per 50,000 inhabitants or fraction in excess of 25,000, and a guaranteed minimum of two per province. There are no term limits.

The Dominican Constitution of 2010 create the Nacional Deputies, elected for accumulations of votes, and the Overseas Deputies for represent the Dominicans abroad in National Congress, This last was elected in 2012 elections after Law 136-11 of June 2011 created the districts and rules for their election.

Latest election[edit]

Deputies elected in the May 2010 elections.(The Overseas Deputies was elected in May 2012 elecctions.

Pos. Party
Deputy Electoral List Party Province Constituency
MIRIAN ALTAGRACIA CABRAL PEREZ PLD PLD D.N. 1
PELEGRIN HORACIO CASTILLO SEMAN PLD FNP D.N. 1
MINERVA JOSEFINA TAVARES MIRABAL PLD PLD D.N. 1
WELLINGTON AMIN ARNAUD BISONO PRD PRD D.N. 1
ALBERT ELIAS ATALLAH LAJAN PRD PRD D.N. 1
MIGUEL DAVID COLLADO MORALES PRD PRD D.N. 1
VICTOR ORLANDO BISONO HAZA PLD PRSC D.N. 2
RAFAEL TOBIAS CRESPO PEREZ PLD PLD D.N. 2
ELIAS RAFAEL SERULLE TAVAREZ PLD PLD D.N. 2
ROSENDO ARSENIO BORGES RODRIGUEZ PRD PRD D.N. 2
VICTOR OSVALDO GOMEZ CASANOVA PRD PRD D.N. 2
MANUEL ELPIDIO BAEZ MEJIA PLD PLD D.N. 3
PEDRO JUAN RODRIGUEZ MELENDEZ PLD PLD D.N. 3
YUDERKA YVELISSE DE LA ROSA GUERRERO PLD PLD D.N. 3
GUSTAVO ANTONIO SANCHEZ GARCIA PLD PLD D.N. 3
RAMON ANTONIO BUENO PATINO PRD PRD D.N. 3
JOSE MIGUEL CABRERA PRD PRD D.N. 3
RAFAEL FRANCISCO VASQUEZ PAULINO PRD PRD D.N. 3
JUAN JULIO CAMPOS VENTURA PLD PLD La Altagracia -
HAMLET AMADO SANCHEZ MELO PLD PLD La Altagracia -
GUIDO CABRERA MARTINEZ PRSC PRSC La Altagracia -
RAMON RICARDO SANCHEZ DE LA ROSA PRSC PRSC La Altagracia -
JULIO ALBERTO BRITO PEÑA PLD PLD Azua -
VICTOR HIPOLITO SANCHEZ FELIZ PLD PLD Azua -
RUDDY GONZALEZ PRD PRD Azua -
RAMON ARCANGEL SANTANA RAMIREZ PRD PRD Azua -
RAFAEL MENDEZ PLD PLD Bahoruco -
EUGENIO MARIA MENDEZ RAMIREZ PRD PRD Bahoruco -
NORIS ELIZABETH MEDINA MEDINA PLD PLD Barahona -
MARIANO MONTERO VALLEJO PLD PLD Barahona -
AQUILES LEONEL LEDESMA ALCANTARA PRD PRD Barahona -
FABIO ERNESTO VARGAS MATOS PRD PRD Barahona -
GREGORIO REYES CASTILLO PLD PLD Dajabon -
SEVERINA GIL CARRERAS DE RODRIGUEZ PRD PRD Dajabon -
JUAN ANDRES COMPRES BRITO PLD PLD Duarte 1
JUAN JOSE ROSARIO ROSARIO PLD PLD Duarte 1
OLMEDO CABA ROMANO PRD PRD Duarte 1
VIRGILIO MANUEL GONZALEZ VASQUEZ PRD PRD Duarte 1
LUPE NUÑEZ ROSARIO PLD PLD Duarte 2
MARIA CANDIDA SANCHEZ MORA PRD PRD Duarte 2
KENIA MILAGROS MEJIA MERCEDES PLD PLD El Seibo -
JUAN MALDONADO CASTRO PRD PRD El Seibo -
FRANCISCO ARTURO BAUTISTA MEDINA PLD PLD Elías Piña -
LUIS ENRIQUE CASTILLO OGANDO PRD PRD Elías Piña -
OLFALIDA ALMONTE SANTOS PLD PLD Espaillat -
RAMON NOE CAMACHO SANTOS PLD PLD Espaillat -
CARLOS MARIA GARCIA GOMEZ PLD PLD Espaillat -
ANDRES ENMANUEL BAUTISTA TAVERAS PRD PRD Espaillat -
VICTOR LUIS DE JESUS LASOSE FIGUEROA PRD PRD Espaillat -
JOSE ALBERTO VASQUEZ FERNANDEZ PLD PRSC Hato Mayor -
CRISTOBAL VENERADO ANTONIO CASTILLO LIRIANO PRD PRD Hato Mayor -
MIGUEL ANGEL PEGUERO MENDEZ PLD PPC Independencia -
PABLO INOCENCIO SANTANA DIAZ PLD PLD Independencia -
PLUTARCO PEREZ PLD PLD La Romana -
TEODORO URSINO REYES PLD PLD La Romana -
PEDRO TOMAS BOTELLO SOLIMAN PRSC PRSC La Romana -
EUGENIO CEDEÑO ARECHE PRD PRD La Romana -
MARIO JOSE ESTEBAN HIDALGO BEATO PLD PLD La Vega 1
GILDA MERCEDES MORONTA GUZMAN PLD PLD La Vega 1
ARIDIO ANTONIO REYES PLD PLD La Vega 1
ELPIDIO INFANTE GALAN PRD PRD La Vega 1
HUGO RAFAEL NUÑEZ ALMONTE PRD PRD La Vega 1
GUILLERMO RADHAMES RAMOS GARCIA PRD PRD La Vega 1
BARBARA YVELICE ABREU GRULLON PLD PLD La Vega 2
RAMON ROGELIO GENAO DURAN PLD PRSC La Vega 2
JOSE LUIS COSME MERCEDES PLD PLD Maria Trinidad Sanchez -
PEDRO ENRIQUE DE OLEO VERAS PLD PLD Maria Trinidad Sanchez -
SALOMON GARCIA UREÑA PRD PRD Maria Trinidad Sanchez -
JOSE ANTONIO FABIAN BERTRE PLD PLD Monseñor Nouel -
MARIA MERCEDES FERNANDEZ CRUZ PLD PRSC Monseñor Nouel -
EVANGELINA BACILIZA SOSA VASQUEZ PRD PRD Monseñor Nouel -
RAFAEL ANTONIO ABEL LORA PLD PLD Monte Cristi -
BERNARDO ALEMAN RODRIGUEZ PRD PRD Monte Cristi -
RICARDO DE JESUS CONTRERAS MEDINA PLD PLD Monte Plata -
JUAN SUAZO MARTE PLD PLD Monte Plata -
ALTAGRACIA HERRERA DE BRITO PRD PRD Monte Plata -
JUAN HUBIERE DEL ROSARIO PRD MIUCA Monte Plata -
JOSE ANTONIO DIAZ REYES PLD PLD Pedernales -
HECTOR DARIO FELIZ FELIZ PRD PRD Pedernales -
ORFELINA LISELOTH ARIAS MEDRANO DE NIN PLD PLD Peravia -
MILCIADES MARINO FRANJUL PIMENTEL PLD PLD Peravia -
SANTO YNILCIO RAMIREZ BETHANCOURT PRD PRD Peravia -
FELIX ANTONIO CASTILLO RODRIGUEZ PLD PLD Puerto Plata 1
FRANCISCO JAVIER CLARK VASQUEZ PLD PLD Puerto Plata 1
GRACIELA FERMIN NUESI PRD PRD Puerto Plata 1
JOSE IGNACIO RAMON PALIZA NOUEL PRD PRD Puerto Plata 1
JUAN CARLOS QUIÑONES MINAYA PLD PLD Puerto Plata 2
PEDRO ALEJANDRO AGUIRRE HERNANDEZ PRD PRD Puerto Plata 2
AFIF NAZARIO RIZEK CAMILO PLD PLD Hermanas Mirabal -
JOSE ISIDRO ROSARIO VASQUEZ PRD PRD Hermanas Mirabal -
MIGUEL ANGEL JAZMIN DE LA CRUZ PLD PLD Samana -
JUAN JOSE MORALES CISNEROS PRD PRD Samana -
JOSE NELSON GUILLEN VALDEZ PLD PLD San Cristobal 1
JOSEFINA TAMAREZ PLD PLD San Cristobal 1
ANA MILEDY CUEVAS PRD PRD San Cristobal 1
LEIVIN ESENOBEL GUERRERO PRD PRD San Cristobal 1
EVELIN ANDUJAR MATOS PLD PLD San Cristobal 2
MANUEL ANTONIO DIAZ SANTOS PLD PLD San Cristobal 2
MANUEL ORLANDO ESPINOSA MEDINA PLD PLD San Cristobal 2
RAFAEL LEONIDAS ABREU VALDEZ PRD PRD San Cristobal 2
TULIO JIMENEZ DIAZ PLD PLD San Cristobal 3
CATALINA PAREDES PINALES PLD PLD San Cristobal 3
PEDRO CARRERAS SANTANA PRD PRD San Cristobal 3
LUCIA MEDINA SANCHEZ PLD PLD San Juan 1
HENRY MODESTO MERAN GIL PLD PLD San Juan 1
DAVID HERRERA DIAZ PRD PRD San Juan 1
ROBERTO PEREZ LEBRON PLD PLD San Juan 2
EUFRACIA SANTIAGO MERAN PRD PRD San Juan 2
FRANKLIN YSAIAS PEÑA VILLALONA PLD PLD San Pedro de Macorís 1
JUANA MERCEDES VICENTE MORONTA PLD PLD San Pedro de Macorís 1
NELSON DE JESUS ARROYO PERDOMO PRD PRD San Pedro de Macorís 1
LUIS RAMON PEÑA PRD PRD San Pedro de Macorís 1
LEONCIO TEODULO SANDOVAL LOPEZ PLD PLD San Pedro de Macorís 2
SERGIO JULIO MUÑOZ MORALES PRD PRD San Pedro de Macorís 2
MARINO HERNANDEZ ALBERTO PLD PLD Sanchez Ramirez -
ALEJANDRO JEREZ ESPINAL PLD PLD Sanchez Ramirez -
CRISTIAN PAREDES APONTE PRD PRD Sanchez Ramirez -
MAXIMO CASTRO PLD PRSC Santiago 1
ALTAGRACIA MERCEDES GONZALEZ GONZALEZ PLD PLD Santiago 1
ABEL ATAHUALPA MARTINEZ DURAN PLD PLD Santiago 1
RAMON DILEPCIO NUÑEZ PEREZ PLD PLD Santiago 1
VICTOR VALDEMAR SUAREZ DIAZ PLD PLD Santiago 1
ANTONIO BERNABEL COLON PRD PRD Santiago 1
JOSE GABRIEL JAQUEZ VASQUEZ PRD PRD Santiago 1
CARLOS BORROMEO TERRERO REYES PRD PRD Santiago 1
MARINO ANTONIO COLLANTE GOMEZ PLD PRSC Santiago 2
DEMOSTENES WILLIAN MARTINEZ HERNANDEZ PLD PLD Santiago 2
FRANCISCO ANTONIO MATOS MANCEBO PLD PLD Santiago 2
JOSE GEOVANNY TEJADA REYNOSO PRD PRD Santiago 2
VICTOR ENRIQUE MENCIA GARCIA PLD PLD Santiago 3
MAGDA ALINA ALTAGRACIA RODRIGUEZ AZCONA PLD PLD Santiago 3
ADALBERTO ESTEBAN ROSA HERNANDEZ PLD PLD Santiago 3
LUCIA ARGENTINA ALBA LOPEZ DE ALBA PRD PRD Santiago 3
MARIA AMPARO DE DIOS MARTINEZ PRD PRD Santiago 3
FRANCISCO ANTONIO SANTOS SOSA PRD PRD Santiago 3
NANCY ALTAGRACIA SANTOS PERALTA PLD PLD Santiago Rodriguez -
RAMON ANTONIO FERNANDEZ MARTINEZ PRD PRD Santiago Rodriguez -
JOHANNY MERCEDES GUZMAN RODRIGUEZ PLD PLD Valverde -
ANGELA POZO PLD PLD Valverde -
JOSE FRANCISCO LOPEZ CHAVEZ PRD PRD Valverde -
FRANCISCO ANTONIO MANCEBO MELO PLD PLD San Jose de Ocoa -
ESTHER MIRELYS MINYETY PRD PRD San Jose de Ocoa -
RADHAMES FORTUNA SANCHEZ PLD PLD Santo Domingo 1
ELVIN ANTONIO FULGENCIO PLD PLD Santo Domingo 1
LUIS ROMEO DE SAN. M. DE PORRE JIMENEZ CAMINERO PLD BIS Santo Domingo 1
KAREN LISBETH RICARDO CORNIEL PLD PLD Santo Domingo 1
SONYA DE LAS MERCEDES ABREU VILLANUEVA PRD PRD Santo Domingo 1
NESTOR JULIO CRUZ PICHARDO PRD PRD Santo Domingo 1
RAMON ANTONIO CABRERA CABRERA PLD PLD Santo Domingo 2
MANUEL DE JESUS JIMENEZ ORTEGA PLD PLD Santo Domingo 2
JORGE FRIAS PRD PRD Santo Domingo 2
JOSE FRANCISCO A A SANTANA SURIEL PRD PRD Santo Domingo 2
YSABEL DE LA CRUZ JAVIER PLD PLD Santo Domingo 3
HUGO FERNELIS FORTUNA TEJEDA PLD PLD Santo Domingo 3
EDUARDO HIDALGO ABREU PLD PLD Santo Domingo 3
ALFREDO MARTINEZ PLD PLD Santo Domingo 3
ADALGISA FATIMA PUJOLS PLD PLD Santo Domingo 3
JOSEFA AQUILINA CASTILLO RODRIGUEZ PRD PRD Santo Domingo 3
ALEXIS ISAAC JIMENEZ GONZALEZ PRD PRD Santo Domingo 3
ANIBAL ROSARIO RAMIREZ PRD PRD Santo Domingo 3
MIGUEL EDUARDO ESPINAL MUÑOZ PLD PLD Santo Domingo 4
AQUILINO SERRATA UCETA PLD PLD Santo Domingo 4
FRANK ALBERTO SOTO ROA PLD PLD Santo Domingo 4
JOSE ALTAGRACIA GONZALEZ SANCHEZ PRD PRD Santo Domingo 4
MARIA LUISA GUZMAN CALDERON PRD PRD Santo Domingo 4
LUIS RAFAEL SANCHEZ ROSARIO PRD PRD Santo Domingo 4
OMAR EUGENIO DE MARCHENA GONZALEZ PLD PRSC Santo Domingo 5
JESUS MARTINEZ ALBERTI PLD PLD Santo Domingo 5
GETRUDE RAMIREZ CABRAL PLD PLD Santo Domingo 5
PABLO ADON GUZMAN PRD PRD Santo Domingo 5
CRISTIAN ENCARNACION PRD PRD Santo Domingo 5
PEDRO BILLILO MOTA PLD PLD Santo Domingo 6
CARLOS MARIEN ELIAS GUZMAN PLD PLD Santo Domingo 6
RUBEN DARIO MALDONADO DIAZ PLD PRSC Santo Domingo 6
RENE POLANCO VIDAL PLD PLD Santo Domingo 6
RAMON DURAN PAREDES PRD PRD Santo Domingo 6
JULIO ENCARNACION PRD PRD Santo Domingo 6
VIRGILIO MERAN VALENZUELA PRD MODA Santo Domingo 6
ADELIS DE JESÚS OLIVARES ORTEGA PRD PRD Overseas Deputy, Electoral Dictrict 2 -
ALFREDO ANTONIO RODRIGUEZ AZCONA PLD PLD Overseas Deputy, Electoral Dictrict 1 -
AURELIO AGUSTIN MERCEDES MOSCAT PRD PRD Overseas Deputy, Electoral Dictrict 3 -
JOSE ERNESTO MOREL SANTANA PRD PRD Overseas Deputy, Electoral Dictrict 1 -
RUBEN DARIO LUNA MARTINEZ PRD PRD Overseas Deputy, Electoral Dictrict 1 -
MARCOS GENARO CROSS SANCHEZ PLD PLD Overseas Deputy, Electoral Dictrict 3 -
LEVIS SURIEL GOMEZ PLD PLD Overseas Deputy, Electoral Dictrict 2 -
ANGEL ESTEBAN RAMIREZ TAVERAS PLD PLD Nacional[disambiguation needed] -
RADHAMES CAMACHO CUEVAS PLD PLD Nacional -
GUADALUPE VALDEZ SAN PEDRO PLD APD Nacional[disambiguation needed] -
HUGO TOLENTINO DIPP PRD PRD Nacional[disambiguation needed] -
CARLOS GABRIEL GARCIA CANDELARIO PRD PRD Nacional[disambiguation needed] -

Party strengths in the Chamber of Deputies[edit]

The following table shows the composition of the Chamber of Deputies at the start of the most recent legislative periods by Electoral List. (This list excludes the National Deputies and the Overseas Deputies)

Party 1998 2002 2006 2010
  Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD)
83
74
60
75
  Dominican Liberation Party (PLD)
49
41
96
105
  Social Christian Reformist Party (PRSC)  
17
35
22
3
   Total
149
150
178
183

The following table shows the composition of the Chamber of Deputies at the start of the most recent legislative periods by individual party.(This list includes the National Deputies and the Overseas Deputies)

Party Seats
  Dominican Liberation Party (PLD)
99
  Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD)
79
  Social Christian Reformist Party (PRSC)
11
  National Progressive Force (FNP)
01
  Christian People's Party (Dominican Republic) (PPC)
01
  Alternative Democratic Movement (MODA)
01*
  Institutional Social Democratic Bloc (BIS)
01
  Movement for Independence, Unity and Change (MIUCA/Accion por el Cambio)
01
  Alliance for Democracy (Dominican Republic) (APD)
01
   ;      Total
195
  • In 2010, the deputy Virgilio Meran Valenzuela win his seat like a member of MODA, but due to personal political changes, the web page of the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic, list him like a PRD deputy. Moreover, the page not list MODA as a political party with some legislative representative.

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